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Programme Management Assistant (Personal Assistant), G6


  • UNEP’s Regional Office for Africa (ROA) helps to implement all UNEP’s programmes and projects in the Africa region by initiating, coordinating and catalyzing regional and sub-regional cooperation and action in response to environmental challenges and emerging issues. This position is located in the UNEP/ROA at the Nairobi duty station. Under the supervision of the Deputy Regional Director (DRD), ROA, the incumbent will perform the following functions:

Administrative Support

  • Manage the Deputy Regional Director’s schedule of meetings, engagements, and appointments; prepare substantive briefings for Deputy Regional Director’s use at meetings or during visits to countries in the Region; keep records of all official appointments, speaking engagements and travel/mission report; receive telephone calls and visitors.
  • Organize official meetings, send invitations, put together background documentation, make the necessary arrangements for room reservations and special equipment (including on-screen projection), and take meeting minutes.
  • Correspondence Management: a) Log in all incoming and outgoing correspondence, screen and bring to the attention of the Deputy Regional Director, highlighting important information, and re-directing to other staff when necessary. b) Draft general correspondence, memos, notices and forwarding information on behalf of the Deputy Regional Director; prepare draft routine correspondences related to all aspects of programme and administration in the Regional Office for Africa. c) Follow-up on Executive Office (EO) logs, updating and ensuring that action and deadlines are adhered to (in the Correspondence Tracking System (CTS) system). d) Ensure that all documents requiring approval are processed in a timely manner and sent back to staff or other HQ Offices. e) Assist the Deputy Regional Director by coordinating and following up on tasks assigned to other staff members until action is completed. f) Facilitate information sharing with all ROA staff. g) Maintain the Office contact list of Ministers of Environment and Permanent Representatives accredited to UNEP. h) Establish an efficient and effective filing system and maintain important electronic records that need quick retrieval/constant consultation.

Travel Support

  • Support the Deputy Regional Director by compiling and maintaining the quarterly approved travel plan of the Office, including keeping track of all mission reports and follow-up actions of all ROA staff.
  • Make travel arrangements, and prepare travel authorization, and visa requests for the Deputy Regional Director, including processing travel claims.
  • When needed, provide ad-hoc support to prepare travel authorizations for participants attending conferences or workshops organized by ROA, and prepare and dispatch invitation letters and documentation.

Prgramme Support

  • Provide support to the Deputy Regional Director in the planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of Office activities, processes, programmes, projects and initiatives: collect, compile and update data related to programmes/projects.
  • Liaise with ROA Programme Officers and coordinate inputs to the Regional workplan, ensuring that deadlines for reporting requirements associated with the Deputy Regional Director’s delegated authority are complied and finalized.
  • Assist in monitoring assignments to staff through a computerized mail log and follow-up system.
  • Compile briefing notes and background material for missions for the Deputy Regional Director: provide inputs to reports, briefs, speeches, etc.
  • Assists with the collection and analysis of data as well as preparation of data presentations and reports for information sharing, responding to queries, knowledge management, planning and decision making.
  • Assists with visualizations and updating information material such as web pages or brochures.
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned.


  • PROFESSIONALISM: Ability to perform a broad range of administrative functions, e.g., budget/work programme, human resources, database management, etc. Ability to apply knowledge of various United Nations administrative, financial and human resources rules and regulations in work situations. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations; commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work. Ability to perform analysis, modelling and interpretation of data in support of decision-making.
  • PLANNING AND ORGANIZING: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.
  • CLIENT ORIENTATION: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.


  • Completion of High school diploma or equivalent is required.

Job – Specific Qualification

  • Additional education or technical training in the field of administration, front office management or project/programme management is required.

Work Experience

  • A minimum of seven (7) years of progressive work experience in administration services, finance, accounting, human resources, or related field is required. The minimum years of relevant experience is reduced by two years for candidates who possess a first level.
  • University degree.
  • Work experience in a busy Executive Office dealing with a broad range of multi-cultural clients and service delivery is required.
  • Experience in drafting, editing, and formatting documents (briefing notes, e-mails, memoranda, letters to high-level counterparts) is required.
  • Experience in coordinating electronic agenda and organizing in-person and on-line meetings, workshops and conferences is desirable.
  • Work experience using Enterprise Resource Planning Systems, e.g., Umoja is desirable.
  • A minimum of one (1) year or more of experience in data analytics or related area is desirable


  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of French language is desirable. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is desirable.
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Closing Date: 22 November 2023

Global Environmental Data Strategist

  • The primary purpose of the Global Environmental Data Strategy (GEDS) consultant is to support UNEP in development and implementation of an effective data strategy to maximize the value of global environmental data assets. The GEDS consultant will facilitate consultation processes with various stakeholders, including but not limited to, internal UNEP groups, Governments, United Nations agencies, funds and programmes, the secretariats of the multilateral environmental agreements, international and regional scientific bodies, and civil society.

As an outcome of the consultation processes the consultant will:

  • Identify comparable methods for data collection and analysis and the promotion of their harmonization, taking into account existing standards, including those of the United Nations Statistical Commission System of Environmental-Economic Accounting, in coordination with other parts of the United Nations system and other relevant scientific institutions, building on international environmental data and statistical standards.
  • Within the GEDS scope propose improvement of platforms that provide a repository function, to allow open access to up-to-date, quality-assured, credible and relevant data, including geospatial data, statistics, indicators and data analysis on the environment, including the work of the Global Resource Information Database (GRID) centers.
  • Provide tools and policy advice for integrated approaches to support evidence-based decision-making.
  • Accelerate efforts to assist Member States in developing their national environmental data management capacities and their environmental monitoring systems with regard to air and water quality, deforestation, marine litter and environmental security, and their ability to use data analysis to support evidence-based decision-making.
  • Coordinate efforts with the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) to fully utilize Earth observations.
  • Work with citizen science groups on potential contribution as a complementary resource to fill data gaps.
  • Support common country analyses with robust environmental data and statistics, in line with Sustainable Development Goals indicators, by United Nations resident coordinator offices, and the integration of national environmental data management, geospatial information management and statistical capacity into United Nations Development Assistance Frameworks
  • This post is remotely located with minimal travel to Nairobi, and reports to the Data Specialist.

Qualifications/special Skills

  • Advanced university degree (Masters or equivalent) in Computer Science, Information Technology, Data Science, Information Management, or a similar field
  • At least 15 years of professional working experience in domains such as information technology, digital marketing, data governance, data strategy, quantitative and qualitative research methods and statistics or data analysis is required
  • Proven experience in developing and implementing data strategies aligned with business/organizational objectives is required
  • Extensive, proven experience in collaborating with various stakeholders to drive data-driven culture is required.
  • Experience with the United Nations, European Commission, or national governments is considered a strong asset.


  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this assignment, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of other UN languages is an asset.

Closing Date: 10 November 2023

Individual Contractor for Evaluation Projects

Duties and Responsibilities
The Individual Contractor takes a lead role in ensuring adherence to organizational standards and programme quality through the planning, implementation, coordination and reporting of evaluations required by the UN General Assembly and the UNEP Evaluation Policy.
Under the guidance and overall supervision of the Senior Evaluation Officer, the Individual contractor will perform the duties listed below. He/She will function as part of the core team of the Evaluation Office.

  • Provide overall management of field- and desk-based evaluations for selected projects.
  • Liaise with Task/Portfolio Managers to draft Terms of Reference and plan the work of consultant contractors hired to perform project evaluations.
  • Identify evaluation consultant contractors, review their credentials and make recommendations for the selection of qualified consultants to form appropriately qualified evaluation teams.
  • Review and assess the work of consultant contractors; review and assess the quality of consultant’s deliverables in draft form and prepare comments to ensure that final evaluation reports reach the highest standards possible.
  • Engage all relevant parties, including UNEP staff and colleagues in partnering organizations, in participatory evaluation processes.
  • Ensure lessons learned and recommendations are reflected effectively in the final evaluation reports; lead a process of planning for actions to be taken in response to the evaluation recommendations and assess compliance with Recommendation Implementation Plans at regular intervals.
  • Assist the Evaluation Office in developing communication products and disseminating them through online platforms and/or in presentations.
  • Contribute to the development and circulation of evidence-based knowledge.
  • Perform other related duties as may be required.

Qualifications/special Skills

  • Advanced university degree (Masters level) in Environmental Science/Studies, Business Administration, Planning, Management, Social/Political Science, Communications, Auditing or the equivalent combination of education and experience in a relevant field is required. A first-level university degree in combination with two (2) years qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree
  • A minimum of five years’ experience in any of the fields of monitoring, evaluation, auditing or systematized knowledge management is required.
  • Evaluation work experience with the UN or other international agencies or NGOs is considered and is required.


  • Language : English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. Fluency in oral and written English is required.

Closing Date: 02 November 2023.


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